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Sakya Trinzin BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO H.H. DHARMA KING SAKYA TRIZIN

The Sakya order is one of the oldest orders or sects within Tibetan Buddhism. It is also recognized by all of the other Tibetan Buddhist orders as being the order with the most powerful and numerous dharma methods that lead to true realization. The Sakya order has an extremely high status within Tibetan Buddhism. A tradition of the Sakya order is not to lightly transmit dharma or confer titles.
The founders of the Sakya order came from an ancient noble family called the Khon clan. An ancestor of the Khon clan by the name of Khon Lui Wangpo Sungwa was one of the first seven people in Tibet to become a monk. He followed and learned under Guru Padmasambhava. From that time on, all of the descendents of the Khon clan practiced the dharma from the lineage of Guru Padmasambhava. Moreover, they all personally saw their yidams and attained the most wonderful accomplishment in the dharma... In order to prevent the deterioration of and preserve the essence of Buddha-dharma, the Sakya order adopted the system of family and blood lineage. Its precepts and rules are just as strict as those of the Geluk sect. Furthermore, the Lamdre (Path and Result) and the Hevajra Root Tantra lineages of the Sakya order are extremely strict and rigorous. Thus, the teachings and lineages of the Sakya order have been preserved in their entirety. In order that the dharma of the Sakya order be handed down in a way that preserves its essence and correctness, those who kept and propagated such dharma are dharma kings and rinpoches from the Khon family lineage led by H.H. the Great Vehicle Dharma King. The famous master H.H. Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo once said, “Even a tiny bit of the innate wisdom, abilities, and other merits of these rinpoches exceeds those of other incarnated rinpoches or descendants of eminent families who regard themselves as infallible. This is a fact that everyone has been able to personally see all the way up to the present time.”
His Holiness Great Vehicle Dharma King Sakya Trizin is a true nirmanakaya of Manjushri Bodhisattva. He is the supreme leader of the Sakya order whose wisdom, supernatural powers, and realization are extremely high. Moreover, the International Buddhism Sangha Association held an unprecedented Drawing Lots From a Golden Vase Ceremony to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.H. Sakya Trizin and others. There were ten possible identities recognized by various rinpoches. One lot was drawn from among 120 lots to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.H. Sakya Trizin. That drawing affirmed that H.H. Sakya Trizin is a nirmanakaya of Manjushri Bodhisattva, which is the reincarnated identity that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III recognized before that lot was drawn. “Trizin” is a Tibetan term meaning “dharma leader.” That is, His Holiness is the supreme leader of all of the Buddha-dharma and temples of the Sakya order (Read More)

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Dodrupchen Dharma King BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO H.H. DODRUPCHEN DHARMA KING

It is accurate to say that without His Holiness Dodrupchen Rinpoche there would be no Longchen Nying-thik Great Perfection, which is the highest esoteric dharma in this world. H.H. Dodrupchen Rinpoche was the sole holder and fundamental dharma possessor of the complete Great Perfection Longchen Nying-thik. “Longchen” means the boundlessly vast dharmadhatu, and “Nying-thik” means mind essence. Thus, Longchen Nying-thik is a mind essence dharma method that belongs to the extremely secret Supreme Division within the Great Perfection Dharma. It is the highest dharma for transforming into the rainbow body. All of the Longchen Nying-thik lineages of the Nyingma sect around the world, including those of their six main temples, originated from the dharma transmission of H.H. Dodrupchen Rinpoche.
In Tibetan, the term “Dodrupchen” means a greatly accomplished one from the Do Valley. The term derives from the first Dodrupchen Rinpoche, who was born in the upper Do Valley in the Gyalrong District of eastern Tibet. When the first Dodrupchen Rinpoche visited Master Jigme Lingpa, that master recognized Dodrupchen as being the incarnation of the sacred prince Murub Tsepo that was predicted in the “Guide to Longchen Nying-thik Predictions” and as being the sole possessor and successor to the Longchen Nying-thik teachings. Thus, Master Jigme Lingpa bestowed upon Dodrupchen the complete “Direct Transmission from Buddha” and “Terma (Hidden Treasures)” lineages and authorized him to be the fundamental dharma possessor of Longchen Nying-thik.
The first, second, third, and fourth Dodrupchen Rinpoches not only manifested many incredible feats of supernatural power and wisdom, they also continually transmitted the Longchen Nying-thik dharma method to all holy beings who had the required karmic affinity. They thereby trained many famous people to become greatly accomplished in the dharma. H.H. the fourth and current Dodrupchen, Thupten Trinle Palzang Rinpoche, was born in 1927 in the Tsi Village of the Ser Valley within the Gyalrong District. Almost every day during the time the rinpoche was in the womb, rainbows appeared in the sky above his village. Almost every night during that time, people could see the dharma protecting deity Rahula over the rinpoche’s roof. Moreover, a fresh flower never before seen in that area blossomed forth upon his roof without having been planted. That was the exact type of flower H.H. the third Dodrupchen Rinpoche liked to plant the most when he was living in seclusion. During the time the rinpoche’s mother was carrying the rinpoche, he would often disappear from her womb. During her pregnancy, a mysterious light always accompanied the rinpoche’s mother such that she was able to find things in the dark without having to use any form of illumination. (Read More)

DHARMA KING PENOR RINPOCHE

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO H.H. DHARMA KING PENOR OF THE NINGMA SECT

The Palyul network of monasteries is the largest of the six main subsects within the Nyingma sect. There are more than four hundred of its branch monasteries spread throughout Tibet and its dharma centers spread around the world. Not only is H.H. Dharma King Penor the lineage holder of the Palyul dharma lineage, he has been the supreme dharma king of the Nyingma sect. H.H. Dharma King Penor is the nirmanakaya of Vajrapani Bodhisattva. In the autumn of 2007, the International Buddhism Sangha Association held an unprecedented Drawing Lots From a Golden Vase Ceremony to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.H. Dharma King Penor and others. There were ten possible identities recognized by various rinpoches. One lot was drawn from among 120 lots to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.H. Dharma King Penor. That drawing affirmed that H.H. Dharma King Penor is the nirmanakaya of Vajrapani Bodhisattva, which is the reincarnated identity that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III recognized before that lot was drawn. His Holiness was born in December of 1932 (the year of the water-monkey according to the Tibetan calendar) in a place called Powo (in ancient times called Bomi) in the western part of the Kham district in eastern Tibet. His father was called Sonam Gyurme and his mother was called Dzemkyi. No flowers can be seen in that village of Powo during the cold and dry winter. However, fragrant flowers amazingly blossomed forth there when the rinpoche was born. At the age of five, Penor Rinpoche was escorted to the ancient Palyul Monastery in the western Kham district. A formal enthronement ceremony was performed for him there in which he sat on the same dharma king throne he sat on in his prior life. That ceremony was performed by the prior Thubten Chokyi Dawa and Karma Thekchok Nyingpo, who is the fourth Karma Kuchen Rinpoche and the tenth generation dharma king of Palyul. At that ceremony, he was formally recognized as the incarnation of the second Penor Dharma King, Baqian Douba. Thus, he became the eleventh lineage holder of the Palyul lineage. (Read More)

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO H.H. JAMYANG LUNGDOK GYALTSEN RINPOCHE

H.H. Dharma King Omniscience Jamyang Lungdok Gyaltsen Achuk Lama is a great Buddha in the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the incarnation of Venerable Longsal Nyingpo, one of the twenty-five great disciples of Guru Padmasambhava. Because people had different views on the reincarnated identity of H.H. Dharma King Omniscience, on a holy day in 2007 at Hua Zang Si in San Francisco, the International Buddhism Sangha Association beseeched H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Holiest Tathagata to recognize the true identity of H.H. Dharma King Jamyang Lungdok Gyaltsen. In the end, that association did receive such recognition from H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. H.H. Dharma King Jamyang Lungdok Gyaltsen was recognized by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III as the true incarnation of Venerable Longsal Nyingpo. The International Buddhism Sangha Association then held the holy form of Drawing Lots From a Golden Vase Dharma Assembly. One lot was drawn from among 120 sealed lots. After a curtain was removed and after that lot was unsealed and opened in front of all those present, it was discovered that H.H. Dharma King Jamyang Lungdok Gyaltsen is indeed the true incarnation of Venerable Longsal Nyingpo. Not only was the true identity of H.H. Jamyang Lungdok Gyaltsen personally recognized by the Holiest Tathagata, the Drawing Lots From a Golden Vase Ceremony confirmed that he is a great holy being who is the true reincarnation of Venerable Longsal Nyingpo. Yerba Rinpoche, who has demonstrated his supernatural powers over many lifetimes, personally discovered evidence throughout the six realms that Dharma King Omniscience never for a moment ceased striving to bring living beings to salvation and enlightenment. (Read More)

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE SUPREME LEADER OF JONANG SECT H.H. DHARMA KING JIGME DORJE

Within Tibetan Buddhism, the Jonang sect has been known around the world for the true practice of its followers. There currently are two dharma kings who are in charge of the dharma teachings of the Jonang sect. One of them is the head of the Zangwa Monastery, H.H. Dharma King Jigme Dorje. The other is H.H. Dharma King Ngagwang Pedma Namgyal Palzangpo of the Longshijia Monastery. There is also a young future sect leader, Jianyang Lezhu Rinpoche, who is vice-head of the Zangwa Monastery. When Sakyamuni Buddha lived in the world, H.H. Dharma King Jigme Dorje Rinpoche was already a great Bodhisattva in that lifetime. H.H. Dharma King Jigme Dorje was born in 1944 accompanied by various amazing auspicious signs that cannot be fully described. As a child, he never did anything to upset his parents, such as crying or acting in a common, childish way. He was very much different from other children. The masters of a monastery, as well as the monastics and laypersons in that monastery who handled monastery matters, all praised the child as being the incarnation of a wonderful Bodhisattva who had come back to this world voluntarily. Later, he went to the headquarters of the Jonang sect, the Zangwa Monastery in Rangtang, where he worshipped the Buddhas. His uncle, the Sai rinpoche by the name of Awang Genga Phuntsok who lived at the Zangwa Monastery, saw that this child was the incarnation of a holy being. In accordance with the dharma, Awang Genga Phuntsok Rinpoche recognized that the child was the true reincarnation of a rinpoche who had been the head of the Zangwa Monastery. In accordance with the dharma rules, Lama Danba Daji from Xiayan, Lama Aguoba from Hongtu, and others practiced the dharma, enter holy supernatural states, and confirmed the accuracy of Awang Genga Phuntsok Rinpoche’s conclusion. They then made their formal pronouncements concerning the identity of H.H. Jigme Dorje. Moreover, the International Buddhism Sangha Association held an unprecedented Drawing Lots From a Golden Vase Ceremony to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.H. Dharma King Jigme Dorje and others. There were ten possible identities recognized by various rinpoches. One lot was drawn from among 120 lots to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.H. Dharma King Jigme Dorje. That drawing affirmed that H.H. Dharma King Jigme Dorje is the incarnation of Shambhala King Suchandra, which is the reincarnated identity that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III recognized before that lot was drawn (Read More)

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO H.H. DHARMA KING MINDROLLING TRICHEN

The group of Mindrolling monasteries is one of the six main groups of monasteries within the Nyingma sect. The first Mindrolling Monastery was founded by the great terton H.H. Rigzin Terdak Lingpa. The Mindrolling Monastery was the first monastery where Direct Transmission and Mind Transmission were combined, where old translations of sutras and treatises were collected, where uncovered dharma treasures from the south of Tibet were collected, and where historians of the Nyingma sect gathered. It is therefore the monastery that most completely embodies the totality of the Nyingma sect. It is responsible for reviewing and making final decisions on the dharma books and the history of the Nyingma sect. Someone once asked H.H. Dharma King Dudjom, “Who represents the Nyingma sect?” H.H. Dharma King Dudjom answered, “The Mindrolling and the Nyingma mean the same thing.” One can see from that answer the status the Mindrolling monasteries have within the Nyingma sect.
H.H. Dharma King Mindrolling Trichen is not only the holder of the dharma teachings of the Mindrolling monasteries, he is also the dharma king of the entire Nyingma sect. Every generation of Mindrolling Trichen has been extremely learned. Rinpoches from almost all of the other temples come to the Mindrolling monasteries to learn. The current Mindrolling Trichen is the eleventh Mindrolling Trichen. Because he is famous for practicing dream yoga, he has been respectfully called “the sleeping dharma king.” Under H.H. Mindrolling Trichen, there are H.E. Khenchen Rinpoche, Ven. Khochhen Rinpoche, H.E. Khandro Rinpoche, and other famous rinpoches. (Read More)

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO H.H. TAKLUNG TSETRUL RINPOCHE

H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche was born in central Tibet in 1926. In a former life, he was E Qugu Dorje, who was a rather famous disciple of Master Marpa. At the age of five, the ninth Dodrak Rigdzin, Choswang Nyamnid Dorje, recognized the rinpoche as a reincarnated tulku, and he was ordained as a monk at the Taklung Tse Monstery. At the age of eight, the rinpoche was formally enthroned at the Thubten Dorje Drak Monastery, which is the mother monastery of the Taklung Tse Monastery. He later learned under many masters of great virtue and received the complete terma, oral, and mind-instruction lineages. After serving as khenpo of the Dorje Drak Monastery for several years, he returned to the Taklung Tse Monastery. H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche later received the complete oral transmissions of the Kagyu sect from H.H. the sixteenth Great Jewel Dharma King. He also received the lineage teachings of Mipham Rinpoche and Longchenpa from H.H. Dharma King Dudjom and H.H. Dharma King Dilgo Khyentse and others. Additionally, the rinpoche transmitted dharma to H.H. Dharma King Dilgo Khyentse. The rinpoche and H.H. Dharma King Dilgo Khyentse were both master and student to each other. H.H. Dharma King Dilgo Khyentse said that the unusual signs on the palms of H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche are the best proof that he is a terma holder and indicate that he has attained Buddhahood. H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche is universally recognized as one of the four great rinpoches of the present-day Nyingma sect. Dharma kings and masters of all of the main sects highly praise his learning, cultivation, and realization. At the request of H.H. Dharma King Dilgo Khyentse, H.H. Dharma King Penor, H.H. Dharma King Mindrolling Trichen, H.E. Dharma King Drikung Chetsang, and others, H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche went to major monasteries in India, Sikkim, Bhutan, and Nepal to perform initiations and dharma transmissions. The rinpoche has also traveled around Asia, Europe, and America propagating the dharma. (Read More)

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO H.H. DHARMA KING TRULSHIK

H.H. Dharma King Kyabje Trulshik Chokyi Lodro is one of the most accomplished masters of the Nyingma sect in the present age. He is also one of the few remaining great masters of Tibetan Buddhism who has real and extensive knowledge, real training, and true cultivation. He is a lineage holder of many important dharma lineages. He is a great dharma king who does not distinguish among the various sects of Buddhism. H.H. Dharma King Trulshik and the most magnificent modern dharma kings of Buddhism, such as the H.H. Dudjom Dharma King and H.H. Dharma King Dilgo Khyentse, have been masters and disciples of one another. H.H. Dharma King Trulshik also taught the dharma of many lineages to the 16th Karmapa. He is a personal master of H.H. the Dalai Lama as well as a master of the most recent reincarnation of the H.H. Dudjom Dharma King, H.H. Dharma King Dilgo Khyentse, and H.E. Dharma King Tulku Ugyen. Many rinpoches had different views concerning which great Bodhisattva H.H. Dharma King Trulshik was the incarnation of. Thus, the International Buddhism Sangha Association held an unprecedented Drawing Lots From a Golden Vase Ceremony to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.H. Dharma King Trulshik and others. There were ten possible identities recognized by various rinpoches. One lot was drawn from among 120 lots to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.H. Dharma King Trulshik. That drawing affirmed that H.H. Dharma King Trulshik is the nirmanakaya of Maitreya Bodhisattva, which is the reincarnated identity that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III recognized before that lot was drawn. (Read More)

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO H.H. DHARMA KING JIGDAL DAGCHEN SAKYA

H.H. Dharma King Jigdal Dagchen Sakya is the founder and principal guru of the Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. He is also the second highest leader of the entire Sakya order.
H.H. Dharma King Jigdal Dagchen Sakya was born into the Phuntsok branch of the Khon lineage in southwestern Tibet in 1929. His father was at that time the supreme leader of the Sakya order H.H. Dharma King Sakya Trichen. As future leader and throne-holder of the Sakya order, H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche received a strict education from his father and other distinguished lamas beginning in his childhood. He systematically learned the teachings of the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. The rinpoche later received the unbroken Khon lineage transmission of the Sakya Vajrakilaya and Hevajra initiations and the complete Lamdre Tsogshe (Path and Result), which are the main teachings of the Sakya tradition. Following this, the rinpoche went into a long series of study and meditation retreats. He then conferred the Lamdre Tsogshe to monks, nuns, and laypersons within the Sakya order.
After the passing of his father, the position and authority of the supreme leader of the Sakya order should have been handed down to Dharma King Sakya Trizin of the Drolma Palace according to the tradition of the Sakya order. However, because Dharma King Sakya Trizin was at that time too young, H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche exercised the authority of supreme leader of the Sakya order for three years. Later, H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche traveled to eastern Tibet to increase his knowledge and experience of the dharma. There the rinpoche met his two root gurus H.H. Dzongsar Khyentse Jamyang Chokyi Lodro and H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rabsal Dawa. Those two masters helped to formulate the rinpoche’s non-sectarian approach to Buddhism. After completing his studies, the rinpoche bestowed initiations and teachings throughout eastern Tibet and established 17 Sakya colleges and 10 retreat centers in that region. In 1955, he conferred the Lamdre Tsogshe to over 1,200 practitioners in eastern Tibet. (Read More)

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO H.E. CHOGYE TRICHEN RINPOCHE, DHARMA KING OF THE TSHARPA BRANCH OF THE SAKYA ORDER

Elder dharma king H.E. Chogye Trichen Rinpoche was the eldest and most senior lama within the Sakya lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He was the incarnation of the previous Chogye Trichen and was the Tsharpa Dharma King. He not only was a great lama who perfectly observed the three types of precepts, he also was a famous tantric master, an outstanding scholar, and an eloquent poet. The elder dharma king was called “master of the masters” because most of the lineage holders in Tibetan Buddhism were his disciples. H.H. the Dalai Lama took the elder dharma king as his root master beginning in 1971. H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Dharma King Dudjom of the Nyingma sect, and H.H. Shamarpa of the Kagyu sect were also his disciples. The king of Nepal, King Birendra, conferred upon the rinpoche the auspicious, honorific title “Gorkha Dakshin Babu” (Great Master of West Nepal). The king of Nepal had never previously extended such praise to any other Buddhist master.
The elder dharma king was born in the year 1920 near Gyashar Kushang. He took birth in the Che clan. That clan descended from the Abhasvara Heaven to this world. Many auspicious signs appeared at the birth of the rinpoche. At the age of twelve, the rinpoche was formally enthroned as the 26th dharma-throne holder of the Phenpo Nalendra Monastery. Between the time he succeeded to that position and the time he became thirty-nine years old, the rinpoche received the supreme and precious “Path and Result (Lamdre)” initiation and mantras as well as countless initiations, dharma transmissions, mantras, and rituals from all of the lineages of the four major sects. During that time period he also completed meditation retreats in which he meditated upon yidams who are part of the main practice of tantra. He became a master of both exoteric and esoteric dharma teachings. (Read More)

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE LINEAGE OF THE SHAMARPA

When speaking of the H.E. Shamarpa, one must first understand his lineage. The source of his lineage is the same as the source all of sects and schools within Buddhism. Simply put, this lineage system within Buddhism has the same primordial ancestor as all of the others sects and schools of Buddhism. They all originate from Samantabhadra Tathagata Dorje Chang Buddha. With respect to the overall Kagyu sect of H.H. Marpa, Dorje Chang Buddha transmitted dharma directly to H.H. Tilopa. H.H. Tilopa transmitted dharma to H.H. Naropa, and so forth down the line. The Karma Kagyu sect also started with Dorje Chang Buddha transmitting dharma directly to H.H. Tilopa. H.H. Tilopa then transmitted dharma to H.H. Naropa. H.H. Naropa transmitted dharma to H.H. Marpa. H.H. Marpa transmitted dharma to H.H. Milarepa. H.H. Milarepa transmitted dharma to H.H. Gampopa. H.H. Gampopa transmitted dharma to H.H. Dusum Khyenpa. Many branch sects then began to arise...
During the more than forty years since he was enthroned as Shamarpa in Rumtek in 1964, H.E. the current fourteenth Shamarpa has traveled many times to Europe, the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and southeast Asia to propagate the dharma. His ability to spread the dharma and save living beings is exceptional. He has several hundred thousand disciples around the world. Moreover, the International Buddhism Sangha Association held an unprecedented Drawing Lots From a Golden Vase Ceremony to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.E. Shamarpa and others. There were ten possible identities recognized by various rinpoches. One lot was drawn from among 120 lots to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.E. Shamarpa. That drawing affirmed that H.E. the fourteenth Shamarpa is one of the nirmanakayas of Kuan Yin Bodhisattva, which is the reincarnated identity that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III recognized long before that lot was drawn. According to H.E. Shamarpa’s own introduction, he is the nirmanakaya of the second Karmapa. The Sharmapas and the Karmapas have been masters and disciples of one another throughout lifetimes. In this lifetime, H.E. Shamarpa is the master of H.H. Trinley Thaye Dorje Karmapa.
In February of 2007, after H.E. the fourteenth Shamarpa saw the accomplishments of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu in the Five Vidyas shown in the book A Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma, he promptly wrote a congratulatory letter to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III. (Read More)

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO H.E. GOSHIR GYALTSAB RINPOCHE

His Eminence Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche, also known as Gyaltsabpa, is an extremely important rinpoche within the Kagyu lineage. The “Gyalt” in his name refers to H.H. the Great Jewel Dharma King Karmapa. The “sab” refers to an agent or regent. Thus, H.E. Gyaltsab Rinpoche is the only agent and one of the regents for H.H. the Karmapa Great Jewel Dharma King. The rinpoche has come back to this world voluntarily. After his identity was recognized, there was a formal ceremony held to recognize his status. H.E. Gyaltsab Rinpoche also had a ceremony conducted in which he was installed as one of the regents for H.H. the Karmapa Great Jewel Dharma King. Throughout generations, when H.H. the Karmapa was absent, H.E. Gyaltsab Rinpoche served as his agent and took charge of administrative and dharma matters. In that capacity, he protected the dharma teachings. This is the way it has been starting from past lifetimes all the way up to the current H.E. 12th Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche. After H.H. the 16th Karmapa passed away, because the 17th Karmapa is currently still unable to return to Rumtek Monastery, H.E. the 12th Gyaltsab Rinpoche took up residence at Rumtek and has been fully in charge of its dharma matters.
H.E. Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche is the incarnation of Patriarch Gampopa. In 2007 the International Buddhism Sangha Association held an unprecedented Drawing Lots From a Golden Vase Ceremony to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.E. Gyaltsab Rinpoche and others. There were ten possible identities recognized by various rinpoches. One lot was drawn from among 120 lots to affirm the true reincarnated identity of H.E. Gyaltsab Rinpoche. That drawing affirmed that H.E. Gyaltsab Rinpoche is the incarnation of Patriarch Gampopa, which is the reincarnated identity that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III recognized before that lot was drawn. During the time of Guru Padmasambhava, the rinpoche incarnated as Palju Wangchuk, one of the twenty-five great disciples of Guru Padmasambhava. After Palju Wangchuk passed away, his entire body merged with space, and he entered the pure land of the dakinis.(Read More)

RECOGNITIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DHARMA

The International Buddhism Sangha Association held the highest form of Drawing Lots From a Golden Vase Ceremony in complete accordance with the dharma. The purpose of that ceremony in which realization was openly manifested at the dharma assembly was to determine definitively the true identities of those persons of great holiness. Members of the International Buddhism Sangha Association practiced dharma for a onemonth period prior to that ceremony, mainly focusing on the practice of Manjushri dharma. That Drawing Lots From a Golden Vase Ceremony was held on September 19, 2007 at Hua Zang Si in San Francisco of USA. H.E. Gar Tongstan IV Ciren Gyatso Rinpoche drew the lots. As many venerable ones, rinpoches, dharma teachers, laypersons of great virtue, and other types of Buddhists viewed the ceremony and chanted, the lot with the number 6 in it was drawn from among the 120 sealed lots.

WHAT IS CULTIVATION?

THE DHARMA OF CULTIVATION TRANSMITTED BY H.H. DORJE CHANG BUDDHA III

Today you, who are a rinpoche, respectfully requested a discourse on the dharma relating to the question “What is cultivation?” This is a very fundamental lesson; indeed, the first lesson. Nonetheless, this is an important matter that many cultivators, including those who have practiced cultivation over many years, do not understand and are confused about. It is difficult to incarnate as a human being. It is even more difficult to incarnate as a human being with the opportunity to encounter the true Buddha-dharma. Thus, today I will enlighten everyone on dharma relating to the question “What is cultivation?” (Read the Full Discourse)

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